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Paget's disease

División en sílabas: Pag·et's dis·ease
Pronunciación: /ˈpajits diˌzēz
 
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Definición de Paget's disease en inglés:

sustantivo

1A chronic disease of elderly people characterized by deterioration of bone tissue, especially in the spine, skull, or pelvis, sometimes causing severe pain; osteitis deformans.
Example sentences
  • Patients with bone pain caused by Paget's disease usually describe the pain as continuous.
  • Conditions such as an uncorrected fracture of the shin bone, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or Paget's disease can distort the ends of the bones and cause knock knee in adults.
  • It is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and the treatment of Paget's disease of bone.
2An inflammation of the nipple associated with breast cancer.
Example sentences
  • A prolonged rash or irritation of the nipple may indicate a special kind of breast cancer called Paget's disease, which specifically affects the nipple.
  • The rash might have been eczema or dermatitis, but its location made me worry about Paget's disease of the breast.
  • A rash, redness, scaliness around the nipple or itching that lasts several weeks could also be a sign of eczema or Paget's disease, a rare form of breast cancer.

Origen

late 19th century: named after Sir James Paget (1814–99), English surgeon.

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